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Thursday, 28 November 2013

High cardiac arrest cases recorded in Japan after 2011 earthquake

The news might be a stress and affect the occurrence of sudden cardiac arrest, but in this study we did not aim to evaluate the impact of the nuclear accident,” said Drs. Iwami and Kitamura.

Of Course all supposedly caused by stress due to the earthquake , and of course not a word about Cesium-137 released by Fukushima Daiichi and its negative effects on the heart muscle....

Nov 28, 2013Just when you thought that aftershocks from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 are already over, a new study has discovered that cardiac arrests in people ages 75 and older has been on the rise of up to 70 percent after the disaster. Researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that this health-related effect was seen affecting the population of the top three hardest-hit areas of Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi for more than a month after the incident.Colleagues Dr. Tetsuhisa Kitamura from Osaka University and Dr, Taku Iwami of Kyoto University Health Service told Reuters Health that the said increase is to be expected. “Earthquake was well-known to be one of the risk factors for sudden cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome (heart attack),” they said. “However, little is known about the impact of earthquake on these diseases by age and sex, and in this study, showing the differences provides new insights on disaster medicine.”They studied cardiac arrest cases recorded within a 12-week period that occurred outside a hospital using an ambulance-based registry. They checked records from four weeks before and up until eight weeks after March 11 in the years 2005 to 2011. During the period they studied, normal cases would be around 75 cases per week but after the quake, the number of cases spiked to 70 percent as opposed to the week before in the previous years and went even higher the following week of up to a 48 percent increase. The doctors did not include the factor of the nuclear accident in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. “The news might be a stress and affect the occurrence of sudden cardiac arrest, but in this study we did not aim to evaluate the impact of the nuclear accident,” said Drs. Iwami and Kitamura.

Cesium-137 and heart consequences:
1. Cs-137 causes heart conduction changes & low cardiac output

2. Radioactive Cesium and Heart Chapter 4: Pathophysiological Characteristics of Effects of Radioactive Cesium on Heart

  1. According to Dr.Shuntaro Hida's tweet (by The daily olive news),  recently published Russian lucubration says that Cesium 137 is not slow-acting, but immediately damages the heart muscle. "I came to consider this can be associated with the cause of death of the workman who died of cardiac infarction. He was one of the first workmen who worked at the accident site, and died after 2 days."

4. Yury Bandazhevsky studied effects of cesium-137 on children in Belarus after Chernobyl
  • He found that children with just 20-30 Bq/kg of cesium-137 suffering cardiac arrhythmia (heart not beating properly) and were suffering heart attacks and dying
  • Not a question of cancer or leukemia (although that occurred as well), there were very high rates of heart disease in these children… manifesting heart disease usually only found in old people
  • Heart cells are non replaceable by-and-large
  • Only 1% of heart cells replaced in a year
  • Cesium-137 goes to muscle, so concentrates in muscle tissue of heart
  • It does seem from what people have been telling me in the Fukushima affected area, is they [children] are actually suffering heart attacks
  • Cesium-137′s effects on heart muscle cannot be repaired, heart tissue cannot be repaired
  • These children will suffer their whole life and die young
5. Cesium 137 and heart diseases - 
Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment Written by Alexey V. Yablokov,Vassily B. Nesterenko,Alexey V. Nesterenko,Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger
There are really two problems, both of them extremely serious because of the toxic nature of the radioactive waste materials in nuclear fuel rods, and because of the enormity of the amounts of these wastes in the rods. Each reactor generates hundreds of pounds of super-toxic plutonium-239, strontium-90, cesium-137, and iodine-131 each year. The most toxic and serious of these is plutonium; it has a half-life of 24,000 years, that is only half of its radioactivity is gone after that time. It's "lifetime" - the time that it takes to reduce its radioactivity by 1000 - is 240,000 years. Plutonium is an "alpha" emitter; a microgram of it in your lungs will almost guarantee that you will get lung, bone, or some other internal cancer. Strontium-90 and cesium-137 are gamma and beta emitters which are absorbed in bones and muscles and cause cancer. Iodine-131 is a beta and gamma emitter which is absorbed in the thyroid gland and causes thyroid cancer.
Japan Nuclear Emergency and Worldwide Nuclear Fallout Pollution - What to Do?

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